True crime has always been a part of TV in some form– newscasts, news magazines, TV movies, docu-series, as well as the inspiration for fictional scripted shows. But with the success of the podcast “Serial,” HBO’s “The Jinx,” Netflix’s “Making a Murderer” and FX’s “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story,” true crime content proliferates at a greater rate now than in the recent past.
“True crime used to be a staple in the TV movie business, which doesn’t really exist anymore,” says FX original programming president Eric Schrier. “We didn’t get into it for any specific reason. It was really about the material and the auspices.”
“American Crime Story” executive producer Brad Simpson says true crime docu-drama on cable outlets for the past 10 years, coupled with the rise of the anthology limited series, gave rise to the current spree. And the current political
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High-end true-crime series such as Netflix’s Making a Murderer and This American Life podcast Serial played a significant part in Oxygen’s decision to remake itself as the destination for crime series. The rebrand has been gradual, but it’s now kicking in in earnest, with a new logo making its way to air, and the resurrection of Dick Wolf’s Cold Justice series, which debuts July 22, among other crime show launches.
Rod Aissa, Oxygen executive VP of original programming and development, said the wildly popular crime series on Netflix and podcasts such as Serial revealed a younger version of the true-crime fan that Oxygen executives found intriguing. He speaks of a new wave of women consuming those pop-culture staples.
“We’re looking to engage with younger women,” he said, “this next generation of crime viewer.”
Oxygen was launched in 2000 by Geraldine Laybourne, Oprah Winfrey and
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CEDAR RAPIDS — A 2000 Cedar Rapids homicide will be featured on a cable TV show Tuesday night.
“Fresh Start,” an episode of the Investigation Discovery channel series “Six Degrees of Murder,” will look at the Sept. 4, 2000, death of 20-year-old Christina Sanoubane. The episode is scheduled to air at 8 p.m. Iowa time.
Carloss D. Robinson, now 45, was found guilty of stabbing Sanoubane to death at her duplex apartment at 818 10th St. SW. According to a 2010 Gazette article, Sanoubane lived in the front unit of the duplex; Robinson and his family lived in the rear unit.
Read more at: http://www.thegazette.com/subject/news/public-safety/linn-county/2000-cedar-rapids-homicide-to-be-featured-on-cable-crime-show-20170612
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — It’s a mystery that has haunted two Philadelphia families for more than a decade: their loved ones disappear after a night out on the town.
Sunday night, their case will be featured on a popular national TV show.
It was Feburary 19th, 2005 – Richard Petrone and Danielle Imbo went out to a few bars on South Street, and never returned home.
Sunday night on Investigation Discovery, producers and authorities retrace their last steps.
The couples loved ones unite to find them.
“It’s difficult to relive, it’s difficult to talk about,” said Richard’s mother Marge Patrone, who was interviewed for the show. “One day he was here, happy, healthy, working and the next day, I never saw him again.”
She says she will do anything.
“I know somebody knows something. More than one person had to be in on this. So we are just hoping that one day they will hear
Read more at: http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2017/06/11/missing-philadelphia-couple-featured-on-popular-cable-show/
ANTIGO, Wis. (WSAW) — A nearly 8 year old missing persons case received national attention Sunday after being featured during a cable documentary.
Investigation Discovery aired an episode of “Disappeared” highlighting the case of missing Antigo teen– Kayla Berg. She was reported missing in August 2009.
Kayla was given a ride to a house on East Wausau Avenue by Kevin Kielcheski– a friend of her brother. It was reportedly to see an ex-boyfriend Miguel Marrero. But Kayla’s friends said Marrero had moved, and Kayla knew that.
Kayla’s mother, Hope Sprenger told NewsChannel 7 she wasn’t sure how her daughter’s story was selected, but did say she had written into the show a few years ago.
The episode highlighted the amount of resources investigators from Langlade County have devoted to the case. Including seeking help from the National Guard in March 2010 to
Read more at: http://www.wsaw.com/fox/content/news/Kayla-Berg-disappearance-to-air-Sunday-on-Investigation-Discovery-425936454.html
Investigation Discovery is a niche channel that is part of the Discovery family. As the name ID would suggest, this channel is all about solving crimes. Filled with reality documentary style shows, Investigation Discovery offers dozens of CSI-style forensic shows that will leave you questioning everyone from your co-workers to your neighbors.
Some popular Investigation Discovery shows include 50 Ways to Leave your Lover, Your Worst Nightmare, A Stranger in My Home, Blood Relatives, Cold Blood, Deadly Demands, Deadly Doctors, Deadly Women, Death by Gossip, Evil Kin, and Fear Thy Neighbor. And this is just a fraction of the shows you’ll be able to watch on the Investigation Discovery live stream. If you don’t have cable, keep reading to learn how to watch Investigation Discovery online without cable!
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A national cable television channel will turn its attention to the 2014 disappearance of Lynn Messer, an STL area mother and teacher whose remains were recently uncovered.
The show airs at 9 p.m. Sunday on Investigation Discovery.
The episode points its camera at the case of Messer, 52, who vanished in 2014 from her family’s 250-acre farm near Bloomsdale in Ste. Genevieve County, Mo.
In November 2016, one of her sons, Aaron Messer, found human remains on the edge of the ranch. Dental records have identified the bones as belonging to Lynn Messer.
The episode includes interviews with both of her sons, Aaron and Abram Messer; her sisters, Debra Donze and Julie Rayfield; daughter-in-law Elizabeth Messer; and Sheriff Gary Stolzer and Sgt. Austin Clark of the Ste. Genevieve County Sheriff’s Office.
Lynn Messer’s husband, Kerry Messer, is the founder of Missouri Family Network, a lobbying group that espouses Christian values and supports a pro-family, traditional marriage agenda.
The FBI now is handling the investigation of the case.
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